India, Australia agree to enhance co-operation in mineral, energy sectors

June 7th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Sushil Kumar Perth (Australia), June 7 (ANI): Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday met Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith and the duo agreed to enhance co-operation in mineral and energy sectors between the two countries.

Shinde highlighted opportunities and investments in Indian power sector and preparedness of Indian companies to invest in coal and gas sector in Australia.

The two sides also discussed a joint action plan for enhancing the co-operation and collaboration for implementation of clean coal technology, such as, super critical and ultra critical technology, IGCC, solar thermal, sharing of expertise in mining and extending co-operation in capacity building.

Shinde is in Australia to attend the first Australia-India energy forums.

The Indian delegation accompanying the Power Minister includes Power Secretary P. Uma Shankar, Indian High Commissioner in Australia Sujata Singh, NTPC CMD R.S. Sharma and Powergrid CMD S.K. Chaturvedi.

The delegation will also visit the Institute for Global Carbon Capture and Storage in Canberra. (ANI)

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